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    Intel Core i9-9900K Review Comment Thread

    Hey everyone, we just published our review of the new eight-core/sixteen-thread Core i9-9900K - the flagship of Intel's mainstream 9th generation Core processor family. Enjoy: Intel i9-9900K Review - AMD Pushing Progress
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    GeForce Partner Program

    Yeah, it's definitely an interesting article.
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review Comment Thread

    ASRock has a much better VRM, so unless you need two M.2 slots, it is a better choice.
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review Comment Thread

    I don't think so, I think the MOSFETs are just being overworked.
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Conclusion Conclusion At first glance the GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI is easy to love. This is a petite motherboard that has a level of features and functionality that we would very pleased to see on a ATX motherboard, but this model is less than half that size. Not only does it have triple video...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Voltage Regulation / Power Consumption Voltage Regulation Unsurprisingly, the GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI does not have onboard voltage measurement points, which is what we prefer to rely on in order to accurately measure the various system voltages. As a result, in this abbreviated overview, we...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Gaming Benchmarks Gaming Benchmarks Futuremark 3DMark (2013) 3DMark v1.1.0 Graphic Settings: Fire Strike Preset Rendered Resolution: 1920x1080 Test: Specific Physics Score and Full Run 3DMarks Comparison: Generated Score 3DMark is the brand new cross-platform benchmark from the gurus over...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    System Benchmarks System Benchmarks In the System and Gaming Benchmarks sections, we reveal the results from a number of benchmarks run with the Core i7-8700K and Z370N WIFI at default settings, with XMP enabled, with the highest automatic overclock, and and using own our manual overclock. This...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Auto & Manual Overclocking Results Auto & Manual Overclocking Results It wouldn't be an HWC review if we didn't include some overclocking results, so we thoroughly tested this motherboard's capabilities, especially its auto-overclocking functionality. There won't be any ground breaking insights...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Feature Testing: M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 Feature Testing: M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 One of the big advancements of the previous two LGA1151 platforms was the fact that they brought the M.2 slot to the mainstream. Not only did they make this modern storage connector available at a more reasonable price, but it...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Feature Testing: Onboard Audio Feature Testing: Onboard Audio Since fewer and fewer consumers seem to be buying discrete sound cards, the quality of a motherboard's onboard audio is now more important than ever. As such, we figured that it was worthwhile to take a closer look at just how good...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Feature Testing: RGB Fusion Feature Testing: RGB Fusion Given its petite size, the Z370N WIFI obviously doesn't have most exciting lighting implementation. In fact, there are only four small RGB LEDs on this motherboard, all placed on the under side in the bottom left corner. As you will see...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Test Setups & Methodology Test Setups & Methodology For this review, we are going to be testing the performance of the Z370N WIFI in four configurations: default settings @ DDR4-2666, default settings @ DDR4-3866, with the highest automatic overclock, and lastly with our manual overclock. The...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Included Software pt.2 Included Software pt.2 RGB Fusion The RGB Fusion application allows users to control the RGB LEDs that are placed under the little plastic strip that covers the audio section, under the chipset cooler, under the PCI-E x16 slots, near the CPU socket, lighting strip...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Included Software Included Software APP Center The APP Center utility is a new centralized hub for all the in-house utilities that GIGABYTE bundles with their motherboards. It permanently resides in the notification area/icon tray in the right corner of your screen. Not only does it give...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    UEFI Rundown pt.2 UEFI Rundown pt.2 Click on image to enlarge The System Information section displays the motherboard model name, BIOS version, allows users to set the BIOS language, and set an administrator password. Click on image to enlarge The BIOS Features section is where you can...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    UEFI Rundown UEFI Rundown For this new motherboard generation, GIGABYTE has carries over the same BIOS design as their Intel 200 series models. The big change in those models was the return of the dual mode UEFI. They had revived the more GUI heavy mode - now known as Easy Mode - which gives...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    Hardware Installation Hardware Installation In the Hardware Installation section we examine how major components fit on the motherboard, and whether there are any serious issues that may affect installation and general functionality. Specifically, we are interested in determining whether there...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    A Closer Look at the Z370N WIFI pt.2 A Closer Look at the Z370N WIFI pt.2 Click on image to enlarge As should be clear by now, this motherboard has a single PCI-E x16 slot and all of the processor's sixteen PCI-E 3.0 lanes are funneled towards it. The PCI-E x16 slot has been mechanically...
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    GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI ITX Motherboard Review

    A Closer Look at the Z370N WIFI A Closer Look at the Z370N WIFI As you would should expect from any Mini-ITX motherboard, the GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI is a tiny and busy little model. Measuring 6.7" by 6.7" - which is almost half of a standard A4 sheet of paper - these little motherboards are...

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